Boris Johnson’s global Britain collides with global reality
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 ()
In early February, just after leaving the European Union and before Britain was engulfed by the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared his country ready to make its mark on the world again. The U.K. was embarking on a “great voyage” to champion free trade, he said in a speech in London. While not wishing to exaggerate British influence, he warned against downplaying “the eagerness of our friends around the world to hear once again our independent voice.” Barely six months later, free trade is falling victim to protectionism as Covid-19 ravages economies and sharpens geopolitical rivalries. The government is tangling with China over Hong Kong and with Russia over alleged meddling...
💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions
Service marks 75th anniversary of VJ Day
Credit: ODN Duration: 03:03Published
VJ Day: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and other leaders hail wartime generation in video messages75th anniversary commemorated.
Keir Starmer is doing 'opposition by numbers' and it's workingLabour's strategy is to say 'yeah but no but yeah but' to all Boris Johnson's policies, and to portray him as incompetent and slow
Boris Johnson accused of 'cynical broken promise' as some foreign NHS and care staff still pay surchargeExclusive: Immigration fees to be levied if staff take different job within six months - a loophole not mentioned when prime minister made his U-turn
Boris Johnson leads tributes to troops on VJ Day 75th anniversary
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:45Published
EU prepares new Belarus sanctions amid call for weekend protests
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO Duration: 02:48Published
Brexit briefing: 138 days until the end of the transition period
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:50Published
Belarus opposition leader urges new protests
Credit: Reuters - Politics Duration: 02:02Published
Turkey may suspend ties with UAE over Israel deal
Credit: Reuters - Politics Duration: 01:53Published
Belarus releases protesters before EU discussion on sanctions
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO Duration: 03:15Published
Defence Secretary lays wreath for VJ Day
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:18Published
Casino reopens at midnight as lockdown measures eased
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:52Published
London crane crash 'could take months to clear'It could be up to six months before the "complex operation" is complete, residents are warned.
12/19: London theater collapse injures dozens; Millions of Target customers scammed by hackersPart of a ceiling collapsed at London's Apollo Theatre during a blockbuster play packed with hundreds of theater-goers; and, Up to 40 million customers at Target..
From the archives: Peter O'Toole talks "Macbeth"We remember Peter O'Toole, who died this past week at the age of 81, with this "Sunday Morning" report from September 21, 1980, in which Martha Teichner..
Multiple compromise of NHAI’s internal IT system; suspicious logins made from IP addresses in Taiwan & Hong Kong
New US sanctions could slowly strangle Huawei's smartphone businessHong Kong (CNN Business)Huawei recently became the world's biggest smartphone maker, beating Samsung and Apple (AAPL) at their own game by offering consumers..
'No world peace without changing China': Media mogul Jimmy Lai calls for US supportApple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, who was arrested over alleged collusion with foreign forces, has called on Americans to support Hong Kong's fight for..
Covid found on Brazil frozen chicken wingsMandy Zheng Hong Kong food authorities last night suspended a Brazilian company's license application for importing poultry meat into the city after Shenzhen..
Hong Kong freedom lovers deserve global support against Chinese Communist Party's new Red TerrorHong Kong advocates for democracy are being targeted and arrested as China seeks to stamp out dissent.
You Might Like
Related videos from verified sources
Related news from verified sources
Tweets about this